UK [ˈbjuːtɪəs] / US [ˈbjutɪəs] adjective literary

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  • beauteous — is a literary and chiefly poetical word for beautiful, used memorably by Wordsworth (It is a beauteous evening, calm and free) and madly by Ophelia in Hamlet: Where is the beauteous majesty of Denmark? …   Modern English usage

  • Beauteous — Beau te*ous (b[=u] t[ e]*[u^]s), a. Full of beauty; beautiful; very handsome. [Mostly poetic] {Beau te*ous*ly}, adv. {Beau te*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beauteous — index attractive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • beauteous — (adj.) mid 15c., from BEAUTY (Cf. beauty) + OUS (Cf. ous). Now mostly limited to poetry and displaced elsewhere by BEAUTIFUL (Cf. beautiful). Related: Beauteously; beauteousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • beauteous — pulchritudinous, fair, good looking, handsome, pretty, comely, bonny, lovely, *beautiful Analogous words: alluring, attractive, fascinating, charming (see under ATTRACT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • beauteous — ► ADJECTIVE literary ▪ beautiful …   English terms dictionary

  • beauteous — [byo͞ot′ē əs] adj. [ME: see BEAUTY & OUS] beautiful SYN. BEAUTIFUL beauteously adv …   English World dictionary

  • beauteous — [[t]bju͟ːtiəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Beauteous means the same as beautiful. [LITERARY] ...the beauteous Miss Flora Montgomery …   English dictionary

  • beauteous — adjective beautiful Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day …   Wiktionary

  • beauteous — beau|te|ous [ˈbju:tiəs] adj literary beautiful ▪ the beauteous Helen of Troy >beauteously adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beauteous — adjective poetic beautiful: the beauteous Helen of Troy beauteously adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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